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US, Sri Lanka call for stronger defence ties


August 15th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) The time has come for Sri Lanka and the US to build military relations on a stronger footing.This was the outcome of a meeting here Monday ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka needs home-grown path to peace: Minister


May 16th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 16 (IANS) Sri Lanka will achieve lasting peace only through "home grown solutions", not those prescribed by the international community, Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris has said.Peiris was speaking ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka donates flood relief to Thailand


November 23rd, 2011 - 9:49 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 23 (IANS) Sri Lanka has donated over $50,000 worth of aid to Thailand as flood relief, the external affairs ministry said.External Affairs Minister G.L Peiris handed over a ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan maid suffers 17 years’ slavery in Saudi house


February 19th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Feb 19 (IANS) A Sri Lankan maid, who was made to serve virtually as a slave by her Saudi sponsor for 17 years, has been rescued by officials of the Sri ... Read more...

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Man who tried selling arms to LTTE convicted in US


October 21st, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) A Singapore man who tried to sell arms to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has been convicted by a court in the US.A Baltimore federal court ... Read more...

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US businessmen to meet in Sri Lanka


October 1st, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 1 (IANS) A second annual conference to attract US investment to Sri Lanka will be held in Colombo Oct 12-14, giving business executives a chance to expand businesses in the ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka woos Hollywood


September 19th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) With Tamil insurgents crushed after a quarter century of bloodshed, Sri Lanka is actively wooing Hollywood. "We are working to increase our visibility with producers and directors in Hollywood ... Read more...

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M.I.A. seeks Hillary Clinton’s help to resolve visa issue


August 27th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 27 (ANI): Rapper M.I.A. is apparently seeking help from U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in her ongoing visa battles.Her mother has been refused permission to visit her newborn grandson.The ... Read more...

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Saudi hammers 23 nails into Sri Lankan maid’s body


August 25th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Aug 25 (DPA) A maid from Sri Lanka was being treated in hospital after her employer in Saudi Arabia allegedly hammered 23 nails into her body, Arab News daily reported Wednesday. "I ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sri Lanka to persuade EU against trade benefits denial (Lead)


February 17th, 2010 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Feb 16 (IANS) Sri Lanka will persuade the European Union for reversal of its decision to suspend the island nation from EU's preferential trade concessions. "Sri Lanka will continue her engagement with ... Read more...

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Mob storms Sri Lankan embassy in New Delhi


October 2nd, 2009 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) A group of 15-20 Tamils stormed the Sri Lankan embassy in the high-security diplomatic area in the national capital Friday afternoon, the police said. According to police, they ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka’s axing of Norway shows uneasiness with West


April 14th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Sri Lanka's move to dump Norway as the peace facilitator marks the end of a tortuous peace process that showed promise at one time, ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka dumps Norway as peace facilitator after embassy attack (Lead)


April 13th, 2009 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
By P. Karunakharan Colombo, April 13 (IANS) Sri Lanka Monday reacted angrily to the attack on its mission in Oslo by dumping Norway as a peace facilitator between the government and the Tamil ... Read more...

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Norway apologises to Sri Lanka over embassy attack


April 13th, 2009 - 4:43 am ICT by IANS
Stockholm, April 13 (Xinhua) Norway has apologised to Sri Lanka after pro-Tamil protesters broke into the Sri Lankan embassy in Oslo Sunday. The Norwegian government has condemned the unauthorised entry into the Sri ... Read more...

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Pro-LTTE demonstration in Canada


April 12th, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Ottawa, Apr. 12 (ANI): Thousands of Tamils living in Canada gathered in front of Parliament Hill to protest against Sri Lankan Government's military offensive against banned terrorist organization, the Liberation Tigers of ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka escapes Commonwealth focus despite British MPs’ demand


March 5th, 2009 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 5 (IANS) The political watchdog of the Commonwealth refrained from discussing the civil war in Sri Lanka despite a last-minute plea by a group of British MPs to place it ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa cuts short Nepal visit, sends minister to Pakistan (Second Lead)


March 3rd, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 3 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa cut short his three-day state visit to Nepal Tuesday after the attack on Sri Lankan cricketers in Lahore and asked his Foreign Minister ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa cuts short Nepal visit after attack on cricket team (Lead)


March 3rd, 2009 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 3 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa cut short his three-day state visit to Nepal Tuesday and is returning home due to security considerations after gunmen fired at the Sri ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka condemns terror attack on cricketers, Rajapaksa cuts Nepal visit (Third Lead)


March 3rd, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 3 (IANS) The terror attack on Sri Lankan cricketers in Pakistan's Lahore city Tuesday led to outrage in the island nation, with President Mahinda Rajapaksa instructing that the players be ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa cuts short Nepal visit after attack on cricket team


March 3rd, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 3 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa is returning home Tuesday, cutting short his three-day state visit to Nepal due to security considerations after the Sri Lankan cricket team came ... Read more...

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Activists attempt to attack Sri Lankan mission in Chennai


March 2nd, 2009 - 8:13 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Mar. 2 (ANI): Activists fighting for Tamil victims of the Sri Lanka''s offensive against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, tried to attack the office of the Sri Lanka Deputy ... Read more...

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LTTE fears colour Sri Lanka president’s Nepal visit


March 2nd, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 2 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Monday began his three-day state visit to Nepal amidst an unprecedented four-tier security measure in view of the dreaded Tamil Tigers' well-known capability ... Read more...

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Six LTTE suspects arrested for French policeman’s murder


February 24th, 2009 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 24 (IANS) Six suspected members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) have been arrested in Paris for the murder of a French policeman, a Sri Lankan diplomat said ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka president to visit Buddhist shrines in Nepal


February 20th, 2009 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Feb 20 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa is scheduled to visit his Nepal in March and pray at holy Buddhist shrines in the land where the Buddha was born. Rajapaksa ... Read more...

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Coast guard arrests 21 Sri Lankan fishermen


February 29th, 2008 - 9:32 pm ICT by admin
Chennai, Feb 29 (ANI): Coast guard officials today arrested 21 Sri Lankan fishermen who had strayed into Indias territorial waters.The fishermen were taken into custody by the officials off the coast of ... Read more...

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